City Council

Meetings


  • 124 W Michigan Avenue
    10th Floor of City Hall
The City Council meetings (PDF) are held in accordance to a resolution (PDF) adopted annually by the City Council. Council meetings are cable casted "live" on CITY-TV, Comcast Channel 12. All City Council meetings are open to the public, except for portions of meetings in which the subject of discussion warrants a closed meeting in accordance with exceptions provided in the Open Meetings Act (PDF).

Agendas & Minutes


Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes

Members


  • Judi Brown Clarke, At-Large Council Member
    Term Expires: December 31, 2017
  • Kathie Dunbar, At-Large Council Member
    Term Expires: December 31, 2017
  • Tina Houghton, 2nd Ward Council Member
    Term Expires: December 31, 2017
  • Adam Hussain, 3rd Ward Council Member
    Term Expires: December 31, 2019
  • Patricia Spitzley, At-Large Council Member
    Term expires December 31, 2019
  • Jody Washington, 1st Ward Council Member
    Term Expires: December 31, 2019
  • Carol Wood, At Large Council Member
    Term Expires: December 31, 2019
  • Jessica Yorko, 4th Ward Council Member
    Term Expires: December 31, 2017

The Lansing City Council is comprised of 8 members, 4 At-Large and 4 Ward Council member's Elections are held every odd year, consisting of 2 At-Large and 2 Ward members, each time.

Council Overview


Mission Statement


The City of Lansing's mission is to ensure quality of life by:
  • Promoting a vibrant, safe, healthy and inclusive community that provides opportunity for personal and economic growth for residents, businesses and visitors
  • Securing short and long term financial stability through prudent management of city resources.
  • Providing reliable, efficient and quality services that are responsive to the needs of residents and businesses.
  • Adopting sustainable practices that protect and enhance our cultural, natural and historical resources.
  • Facilitating regional collaboration and connecting communities.
The Lansing City Council is the legislative and policy-making body for the City government. It sets policies, approves budgets, determines tax rates and adopts ordinances and resolutions to govern the City. The City Council also confirms citizen volunteers to a number of boards and advisory posts.

Integrated Resource Plan


The Lansing Board of Water and Light Citizen Advisory Committee will launch Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) Process on October 1st. The first of several public meetings are aimed at developing recommendations for the replacement of the BWL's Eckert Power station, set to be retired by 2020. Public Meeting dates, times and locations, along with additional information can be found on the LBWL website.